|Paul G. Fortney
Paul G. 'Jerry ' Fortney, 50, of Carmichaels, Greene County, Pa., died
Sunday, July 2, 2000, as a result of a motorcycle accident on Route 281
in Fayette County.
Arrangements will be announced by the Yoskovich Funeral Home, Martin
J. Yoskovich, Funeral Director, 300 South Vine St., Route 88, Carmichaels,
William G. Grim
William G. Grim, 54, of Mount Morris R.D.1, Pa., died Sunday, July
2, 2000, in his home.
Friends will be received in the Yoskovich Funeral Home, Martin J. Yoskovich,
Funeral Director, 300 South Vine St., Route 88, Carmichaels, Pa., on Tuesday,
July 4, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday hours will be announce.
Earnest C. Hall
Earnest C. Hall, 65, of Uledi, Pa., died peacefully in his home on
Sunday, July 2, 2000.
He is the son of Ethan Addis Hall and Alice Beatrice Posten Hall.
He was a member of Revere Free Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Cheryl Glebis,
and a brother, Samuel Hall.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Audrey Ilene Metts Hall; children:
Deborah and her husband, Herschel Gray, Catherine and her husband, Ronnie
McAllister, Rose Marie Hall and her husband, Butch, Tammy and her husband,
Jeff Ardabell, Ernest C. Hall Jr. and his wife, Jonna, Ethan Hall and his
wife, Kathy Jo, Shelly Renee Hall and her husband, Gene Duncan, and Dwayne
E. Hall and his wife, Jody; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren;
a brother, Ethan Hall; four sisters: Corrine Krichbaum, Stella Renzi, Hattie
Gaskill and Thelma Masako; nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his
mother-in-law, Dorothy Metts, and a son-in-law, Anthony Glebis.
The family will receive friends in the DOLFI IFUNERAL HOME, Uniontown,
Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday,
July 5, until 11 a.m., the hour of service with the Rev. Dale Sickles officiating.
Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.
William R. Hall
William R. Hall, 81, of Uniontown, Pa., died Friday, June 30, 2000,
at his home.
He was born August 8, 1918, in Uniontown, Pa., son of Perley V. Hall
and Sarah Arabelle Hunt Hall.
Mr. Hall graduated from Uniontown High School in 1936 followed by his
enlistment in the United States Navy and served his country during World
War II in the South Pacific Theatre of Operations.
He retired from Country Bell Dairy.
He was a Life Member of Central Christian Church, Fall/Cochran Sunday
School Class, Fayette Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M., Uniontown Lodge of Perfection,
Pittsburgh Consistory, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Circle Club where he was
a Trustee, and AMVETS General George C. Marshall Post 103 in Hopwood.
Three brothers, Clyde Hall, Raymond Hall and James Hall, and his parents
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Ruth Baird Hall; a daughter,
Carolyn Fisher, and two grandsons, Gerald W. Fisher Jr. and William J.
Fisher, all of Hopwood, Pa.; three brothers: George Hall of Uniontown,
Joseph Hall of Florida, and Harold Hall of North Carolina; three sisters:
Mabel Covall of Waynesburg, Pa., Estella Martin of Maryland, and Harriet
H. Zebro of Uniontown; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC.,
80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Fayette Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M. will conduct services today at 7:30
Visitation continues Wednesday, July 5, in Central Christian Church,
Gallatin Avenue, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Services will be held at 11
a.m. with Dr. Tommy Garrison officiating.
Full Military Honors will be accorded by AMVETS Post 103 at Sylvan
Visitation was also held Sunday from Noon to 2 and 7 to 9 p.m. and
Circle Club held services at 1:30 p.m.
Blanche Reese Keslar
Blanche G. Reese Keslar, 88, of Hawkeye, Scottdale, East Huntingdon
Township, who was born in Jones Mills, Pa., went to be with her Lord on
Sunday, July 2, 2000, from her home.
She is survived by five children: Gaynell Keslar Hixson of Mount Pleasant,
Donna Keslar Greenawalt and husband, Walter Greenawalt, of Mount Pleasant,
Ardith Keslar Weightman of Belle Vernon, Gwendolyn Kesler Klepsky and husband,
Dennis Klepsky, and Larry Keslar and wife, Debbie, all of Scottdale; 16
grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She
was the last remaining member of her immediate family.
Family and friends will be received at the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral
Home, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday, July 5, until 11 a.m.
Joseph J. Konieczny
Joseph J. 'Joe' Konieczny, 81, of Liberty St., Mount Pleasant,
Pa., died early Saturday morning, July 1, 2000, at his residence.
He is survived by his wife, Frances V. Sokola Konieczny with whom he
would have celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on July 10; their
children: Cynthia A. Konieczny Oriolo and her husband, Vincent Oriolo,
of McKees Rocks, Pa., Eileen C. Konieczny OíConnor and her husband,
Patrick, OíConnor, of New Kensington, Pa., and Ronald J. Konieczny
and wife, Tara, of Woodland Park, Colo.; and grandchildren: Brian OíConnor,
Matthew OíConnor, Nathan OíConnor, Michelle Oriolo and Matthew
Oriolo. He was the last remaining member of his immediate family.
The family will receive friends in the Frank Kapr Funeral Home Inc.,
417 West Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
and Tuesday until 9 a.m.
Carl Floyd Kotchman
Carl Floyd Kotchman, 30, of Bentleyville, Pa., died Saturday, July
1, 2000, at home.
He is survived by his mother, Martha Floyd Kotchman of Bentleyville;
sisters: Bonita Kotchman Comer of Bentleyville, Michelle Kotchman Huseman
of Lordstown, Ohio, and Cathy Kotchman Derrow of Cokeburg, Pa.; a brother,
Larry Kotchman of Cokeburg; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Arrangements will be announced by the Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main
Betty Childs Mackey
Betty L. Childs Mackey, 76, of Fairbank, Pa., died Sunday, July 2,
2000, at home.
She was born April 14, 1924, in Oliphant, Pa., daughter of Paul Childs
and Nellie Mae Hayden Childs.
She was Apostolic by faith.
Two brothers, Harry Childs and Arthur Childs, a sister, Lucy Dillow,
and her parents are deceased.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Rev. Wilbert Mackey; children:
Ronald Mackey and his wife, Carolyn, of Alabama, Connie Pepper of Uniontown,
Pa., Jerry Mackey and his wife, Charlotte, of Waynesburg, Pa., Nancy and
her husband, Emil Panzo, of Belle Vernon, Pa., and Robert Mackey and his
wife, Jacklyn, of Fairbank; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four
sisters: Pauline Ferland of Smithfield, Pa., Delores McMurray and Mary
Jane Greene both of Uniontown, Pa., and Georgetta Kozy of Masontown, Pa.;
several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends in the DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, Uniontown,
Pa., this evening from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.,
and Wednesday, July 5, from 12 Noon until 1 p.m. Services will be held
at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Terry Upton officiating.
Interment will follow in Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown, Pa.
Jayne Peppel Meikle
Jayne Peppel Meikle, 83, of Charleroi, Pa., died Friday, June 30, 2000.
She is survived by her husband, H. Scott Meikle; children: Scott Meikle
and wife, Janice, of Allison, Park, Pa., Marilyn Meikle of North Cape May,
N.J., and Linda Meikle Sprowls and her husband, Curtis Sprowls, of Washington
County, Pa.; a sister, Marian Peppel Johnson of Belle Vernon, Pa.; and
Friends will be received in the Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home Inc., 226
Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday, July 5, until 1 p.m.
Herbert Francis Mollard
Herbert Francis 'Herbie' Mollard, 63, of Perryopolis R.D.,
who was born in Fairhope, Washington Township, Pa., died Saturday, July
1, 2000, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara A. Mollard; children: Frederick
R. Mollard of Fayette City R.D., Maryann and husband, Juan Ruiz, of Linden,
N.J.; grandchildren: Joseph Ruiz, Roxanne Ruiz, Justin Ruiz; sisters: Norman
and husband, Frank Hussar, and Shirley and husband, George Fugo, all of
Fairhope, Belle Vernon, Pa.; brothers: Richard G. Mollard and wife, Jean,
of Green Valley, Ariz., Walter Earl Mollard of Monessen, Pa., and Fred
Mollard and wife, Mary Ann, of Monessen.
Friends will be received in the Eley-McCrory Funeral Home Inc., 334
Main St., Fayette City, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to
4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday, July 5, until 9:30 a.m.
Catherine Boeckx Samaritana
Catherine Boeckx Samaritana, 89, of California, Pa., died Friday, June
She was born February 5, 1911, in California, Pa., daughter of J. C.
Boeckx and Mary Collet Boeckx.
She was a member of United Christian Church where she served as Secretary
of the Womenís Missionary Society.
Her husband, Richard Samaritana, died September 7, 1991. Also deceased
are a sister, Rose Fiedler, a brother, Joseph Boeckx, and her parents.
Surviving are her sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Bill Wright,
of California, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends were received Sunday from Noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and will
be received in the MARISCOTTI FUNERAL HOME INC., 323 Fourth Street, California,
Pa., today, Monday, July 3, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with the
Rev. J. W. Hormell officiating.
Interment follows in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.
Ralph M. Thomas
Ralph M. Thomas, 73, of Brownsville, Pa., formerly of Smithtown, Long
Island, New York, who was born in Quincy, Mass., died Sunday, July 2, 2000,
in Uniontown, Pa.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lea Clifford Thomas; children;
Anne Thomas Crites and husband, Rusty Crites, of Buckhannon, W.Va., and
David Thomas of Linden, N.J.; granddaughters: Tammy Crites, Lisa Crites
and Jackie Crites all at home; sister, Virginia Thomas Cohn and husband,
Herb Cohn, of Huntington, Long Island, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends in the Confer Funeral Home, 515 Front
St., Brownsville, Pa., on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday,
July 6, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Frank Yuhas, 74, of New Salem, Pa., passed away Sunday, July 2, 2000,
in Brownsville General Hospital.
Arrangements will be announced by the Dearth Funeral Home, 35 South
Mill St., New Salem.
Lucy L. Zanardini
Lucy Lazzari Zanardini, 90, of California, Pa., who was born in Brescia,
Italy, died Sunday, July 2, 2000.
She is survived by her son and his wife, Carl and Gloria Zanardini
of California, Pa., with whom she made her home; grandsons: Carl Zanardini
and David Zanardini both of Stockdale, Pa.; granddaughter, Michelle Zanardini
Magruda of Elco, Pa.; and one great-grandson.
Friends will be received at the Mariscotti Funeral Home Inc., 323 Fourth
St., California, Pa., on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday
hours will be announced.
Leo Earl Baughman
Leo Earl Baughman, 95, of Morrell, died Friday, August 18, 2000, at
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Nick (Beverly) Yancheck of Dickerson
Run and Mrs. Sam (Doloris) McWilliams of Dunbar; three grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren and two brothers, Francis (Frank) Baughman and Howard
Baughman both of Amarillo, Texas.
Arrangements were under the direction of Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home,
123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville.
Carl Frederick Betchy Jr.
Carl Frederick Betchy Jr., 50, of Masontown, Pa., died Saturday, August
19, 2000, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia.
He was born February 12, 1950, in Smithfield, Pa., son of Carl Frederick
Betchy Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Rhodes Betchy.
Mr. Betchy was a retired Mine Foreman and a graduate of Albert Gallatin
High School Class of 1968.
He was a member of the Italo-American Citizens Club and Masontown Fish
and Game Club, and a social member of Faith-Gray-McArdle V.F.W. Post 4584.
His wife, Joanne Swetz Betchy, and his parents preceded him in death.
He is survived by two sons: Carl F. Betchy III and his wife, Cindy,
and Jerod A. Betchy all of Masontown; three grandchildren: Joshua V. Betchy,
Morganne E. Betchy, and Joanne Betchy; four sisters: Sharon Rattay and
her husband, Steve, Charlotte Manzano and her husband, Luis, Linda Corsetti
and her husband, John, and Debbie Poole and her husband, William, all of
Masontown, Pa; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOMES INC., 515 North
Main Street, Masontown, Pa., today, Tuesday, August 22, until 10 a.m.,
the hour of Service with Rev. Fr. James F. Bump officiating.
Interment will follow in Old Frame Cemetery.
Visitation was also held Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
George Clark, 88, of Hopwood, Pa., died Sunday, August 20, 2000, in
Laurel Ridge Center, Uniontown, Pa.
He was born March 25, 1912, in Cardenden, Fife, Scotland, the son of
Thomas Clark and Mary Simpson Clark.
He served in the United States Army during World War II as a Petroleum
Engineer in the European Theatre of Operation.
George was the Golf Course Superintendent at the Uniontown Country
Club for many years until his retirement.
He was a member of Third Presbyterian Church, the John Knox Bible Class,
Verona Lodge F.&A.M., Pittsburgh Consistory, and General George C.
Marshall AMVETS Post 103, Hopwood, Pa.
George was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Marie Flack Clark,
in 1993, a brother, John Clark, two sisters, Isabelle Gutherie and Janet
Yarley, and his parents.
He is survived by a daughter, Joanne Radman of Naples, Florida; two
grandsons: Scott Radman of Morgantown, West Virginia, and Joel Radman of
Bethesda, Maryland; and a sister, Mary Clark Gutch of Verona, Pa.
Private graveside services will be held today, August 22, in Verona
Cemetery, Oakmont, Pa., with the Rev. James R. Tweardy officiating.
In lieu of flower, contributions may be made to the American Heart
Association, Fayette County Unit, Route 40 West, Uniontown, PA 15401.
Arrangements are under direction of the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL
HOME, 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa.
Charles E. Connor
Charles Earl Connor, 79, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Connellsville,
died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, in Bay Pine VA Medical Center at St. Petersburg,
Arrangements are under the direction of Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 111
E. Green St., Connellsville.
William Craft Jr.
William A. (Wild Bill) Craft Jr., 70, of Scottdale, died Friday, Aug.
18, 2000, in Oak Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Greensburg.
Three sisters survive him, Betty Coleman of Reseda, Calif., Donna R.
Dull of Scottdale and Mrs. Daniel (Judy) Myers of Scottdale.
A memorial service will he held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000,
at Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Inc., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale.
Samuel J. DeFlitch
Samuel J. DeFlitch, 80, of Mount Pleasant, died Saturday, Aug. 19,
2000, at his residence.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Honeychuck DeFlitch; three sons,
Christopher J. and Gerard (Jerry) A. DeFlitch, both of Mount Pleasant,
and Michael A. DeFlitch of North Huntingdon; one daughter, Mrs. Willard
(Kathleen A.) Martz of Mount Pleasant; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;
a brother, Donald DeFlitch Jr. of Albuquerque, N.M. and a sister, Ann,
of Troy, N.Y.
Friends will be received at Eugene G. Saloom Funeral Home Inc., Main
Street, Mount Pleasant, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. until 9:30 a.m.
Samuel E. Giles Sr.
Samuel E. Giles, 64, of Dunbar, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, in Harmon
House Care Center, Mount Pleasant.
He is survived by three sons, John Giles of Dunbar, Amos Giles of Connellsville
and Samuel Giles Jr. of La.; seven daughters, Agnes Giles of Monarch, Mrs.
Jim (Sadie) Bloom of Dunbar, Annie Buzzelli of Dunbar, Mrs. Harry (Jacqueline)
Perryman of Louisiana, Mrs. Richard (Paula) Brothers of Vanderbilt, Hazel
Giles of Monarch and Heather Giles of Leisenring; 27 grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren; three brothers, Joe Giles of McKees Rocks and Jim
and Paul Giles both of Indiana, Pa. and four sisters, Hazel Chaney and
Mabel Sanner both of Connellsville, Minnie Bryner of Shadyside and Dorothy
Hall of Virginia.
Friends will be received in the Paul G. Fink Funeral Home Inc., 418
N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and
Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Donald L. Hall
Donald L. Hall, 87, of Uledi, Pa., died Monday, August 21, 2000, in
Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg, Pa.
He was born March 27, 1913, in Vanderbilt, Pa., son of Elmer B. Hall
and Eva Newell Hall.
Mr. Hall was active in the Revere Community and was a member of Revere
Free Methodist Church.
He retired from Nemacolin Mine after working for 39 years and was a
member of United Mine Workers of America Local 6290.
His first wife, Garnet Luft Hall, died April 1, 1986.
Also deceased are three sisters, Ruby Obweiser, Margaret Altenhof and
Dorothy Beers, brothers, Richard Hall, Lester Hall and Raymond Hall, and
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Ruth Fitzsimmons Addis Hall; a
son, Donald Hall and his wife, Shirley, of Masontown, Pa.; two daughters:
Penny and her husband, John Haymond, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, and
Candace and her husband, Donald Lehman, of Uledi; stepchildren: William
R. Addis and his wife, Deborah, of Rices Landing, Pa., and Marlene Addis
O'Callaghan and her husband, Larry O'Callaghan, of Forest Hill, Maryland;
seven grandchildren: Michelle Hall, Leslie Guthrie, Donald Lehman, Amanda
Lehman, Justin Haymond, Jarrod Haymond, and Joel Haymond; six step-grandchildren:
Larry O'Callaghan Jr., Kathy Sidney, Mary Gessner, Irene Brown, Cristy
Mauser, and Peggy Null; eight great-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren;
brothers and sisters: Earl Hall of Garrettsville, Ohio, Opal Jones of Lodi,
Ohio, Eugene Hall, Wayne Hall and John "Jack" Hall all of Michigan, June
Barkley and Virginia Sickles both of Uledi, Alva Hall of Cleveland, Ohio,
and Bonnie Shrum of Texas; several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, Uniontown, Pa.,
this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Visitation continues in Revere Free Methodist Church on Thursday, August
24, from 12 Noon until 1 p.m. Services will be held at 1 p.m. with Pastor
Dale Sickles and Pastor Lloyd Sickles officiating.
Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.
Fredrick William Hart
Fredrick William Hart, 90, of Escondido Calif., and formerly of McClellandtown,
Fayette County, Pa., died Monday, August 21, 2000, in Escondido.
He is survived by his wife, Emma Pearl Marsden Hart; daughters: Doris
Marie Hart Sleasman and husband, Jack Sleasman, of Mount Pleasant, Pa.,
and Thelma Lee Hart Zallack and husband, Bill Zallack, of Ranchita, Calif.;
grandchildren: Dale Sleasman and wife Mona, of Connellsville, Pa., Bruce
Sleasman and wife Anita of Youngwood, Pa., Barry Sleasman and wife Nancy
of Connellsville, and Fred Sleasman of Mount Pleasant; six great-grandchildren;
brothers: Matthew Hart of Bitner, Pa., Charles Hart of Juniata, Pa., William
Hart of Santa Anna, Calif., Francis Hart of Uniontown, Pa., Robert Hart
of Irwin, Pa., and Emmett Hart of Smock, Pa.; sisters: Irlean Hart Dragan
of Monessen, Pa., Lorraine Hart Morgan of Finleyville, Pa., Margaret Hart
Erler of Perryopolis, Pa., Ethel Mae Hart Ruck of Chattanooga, Tenn., and
Christabell Hart Branthoover of Monessen, Pa.
Services were held in California.
Obituary information provided by the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., Connellsville,
Vivian Renee Ingram
Vivian Renee Ingram, 44, of Uniontown, Pa., died Saturday morning,
August 19, 2000, in Uniontown Hospital.
She was born August 13, 1956, in Uniontown.
She was a member of Signal of Light Church in Edenborn, Pa.
Surviving are her mother, Joyce Ferdinandus of Palmer, Pa.; a son,
Le'Roy Ingram at home; sisters: Rose Theadford and husband, Andrew, and
Shanette Raisner all of Easton, Pa., Thelma Turner of Ralph, Pa., Melony
Ferdinandus of Adah, Pa., and Lynette Wene of McClellandtown, Pa.; a special
cousin, Jerome Ingram, Rocky Mount, North Carolina; and a host of other
cousins, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Friends will be received in the MURIEL E. LANTZ FUNERAL HOME, 297 East
Main St., Uniontown, Pa., today from 5 to 9 p.m. where Services will be
held Wednesday, August 23, at 11 a.m. with Rev. George Cooper officiating.
Interment follows in Edenborn Cemetery, Edenborn, Pa.
Carolyn Kalist Kelly
Carolyn "Joan" Kalist Kelly, 63, a 25-year resident of Jefferson who
was born in Khedive, Greene County, Pa., died Sunday, August 20, 2000,
in Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg.
She is survived by her husband, Arthur M. Kelly, whom she married April
30, 1955; sons: Barry Kelly of Larimore, North Dakota, and Terry Kelly
of Shalimar, Fla.; daughters: Joyce Kelly Stoneking of Jefferson and Jane
Kelly of Waynesburg, Pa.; grandchildren: Kenny Kelly, Brian Kelly, Tasha
Loar, Lydia Kelly, Lindsay Kelly, Raven Martin; and brothers: Donald Kalist
of Carmichaels, Pa., Jerry Kalist of Pensacola, Fla., and Richard Kalist
of Winter Haven, Fla.
Friends will be received in the Behm Funeral Home Inc., Greene St.,
Jefferson, Pa., Gregory P. Rohanna, Supervisor, today from 2 to 4 and 7
to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until 2 p.m.
Florence King of Champion, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, in Frick Hospital,
Arrangements are under the direction of Clyde Brooks Funeral Home Inc.,
Route 711, Melcroft.
Robert L. Lewis
Robert L. Lewis, a 64-year-old retiree from Palm Bay, Florida, passed
away Thursday, August 3, 2000.
Mr. Lewis was born in Fairchance, Pennsylvania.
After serving in the United States Navy for 20 years, he retired and
later moved to Milford, Connecticut, where he also worked 20 years as an
Aircraft Technician for Sikorsky's.
In the late fall of 1997 he moved to Palm Bay, Florida. While in Palm
Bay he was a member of V.F.W. Post 4536 and the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Bertha Lewis of Fairchance,
Pennsylvania, his brother, Lawrence Lewis, his sister, Betty Lewis, and
his son, Roland L. Lewis.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Lewis of Palm Bay; daughters: Doreen
Dillow of Smithfield, Pennsylvania, and Vicki Nemeth of Palm Bay, Florida;
brothers: Ronald Lewis of Sacramento, California, Bernard Lewis of Uniontown,
Pennsylvania, William Lewis of Fairchance, Pennsylvania, Paul Lewis of
Uniontown, Pennsylvania, and Donald Lewis of Ohio; sisters: Loretta Hudak
of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, Delores Thomas of Fairchance, Pennsylvania,
and Mary Hickle of Greensburg, Pennsylvania; six grandchildren and two
Mr. Lewis was laid to rest on Wednesday, August 9, 2000, with Military
Honors in Fountainhead Memorial Park, Palm Bay, Florida.
Obituary information furnished by the THOMAS M. DOLFI FUNERAL HOME,
Kathryn Petlak Link
Kathryn Petlak Link, 97, of Keisterville, Pa., passed away Sunday,
August 20, 2000, in May-Day Personal Care Home, Uniontown.
She was born December 25, 1902, in West Virginia, daughter of Joseph
Petlak and Mary Galuska Petlak.
She was a member of Saint Casimir Roman Catholic Church in Keisterville.
Her husband, Frank Link, two sons, Thomas Link and Robert Link, four
brothers, Adam, Lewis, Casmir and Andrew Petlak, and her parents preceded
her in death.
She is survived by a daughter, Helen and her husband, Michael DeSantis,
of Brooklyn, New York; a daughter-in-law, Bulah Link of Pittsburgh, Pa.;
three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren;
and a sister, Helen Sholtis of Van Meter, Pa.
Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, Pa.,
today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, August 23, until 9 a.m.
when brief prayers will be said.
A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 9:30 a.m. in St. Casimir Roman
Catholic Church, Keisterville, with Rev. Fr. John A. Sedlak as Celebrant.
Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.
Parish Wake Service will be held today at 3:30 p.m.
Charles E. Miller
Charles E. Miller, 83, of Akron, Ohio, and formerly of Fairchance,
Pa., died Monday, August 21, 2000, in Akron City Hospital, Akron, Ohio,
following a short illness.
He was born September 27, 1916, the son of Ewing M. Miller and Elsie
His wife, Eileen O'Herron Miller, a brother, Jay W. Miller of Philadelphia,
Pa., and his parents preceded him in death.
He is survived by a daughter, Marilyn Miller of Akron, Ohio; a son,
Kevin Miller of Beaverton, Oregon; a granddaughter, Jessica Miller of Beaverton,
Oregon; two brothers: Robert D. Miller and his wife, Bonnie, of Hopwood,
Pa., and Dr. Raymond E. Miller and his wife, Shirley, of Hopwood, Pa.;
three sisters: Jean Newton of Orlando, Florida, June M. Glisan and her
husband, Sam, of Fairchance, Pa., and Patricia Miller of Fairchance, Pa.;
and a dear friend, Christine Dimtroff of Akron, Ohio.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced.
Fred F. Polosky
Fred F. Polosky, 84, a former coal miner and retired millwright who
was the first recipient of The John Mannix Hall of Honor Award for volunteer
work on behalf of seniors, died Wednesday, August 16, 2000, at his home
in Cleveland, Ohio.
John Mannix, for whom the award was named, was the founder of the Cleveland
Blue Cross plan and was considered the "Father of Blue Cross Plans" across
Mr. Polosky was chosen for the honor in 1991 from a pool of nominees
from throughout the state of Ohio.
Mr. Polosky was known as "The Candy Man" for his gifts of candy during
his weekly visits to area nursing homes. He volunteered at the Franklin
Plaza Nursing Home and the Cuyahoga County Nursing Home.
Mr. Polosky, nicknamed "Fritz", did not confine his volunteer work
to the elderly. He served as President of the St. Vincent De Paul Society
at St. Stephen Catholic Church and helped with the distribution of food,
clothing, furniture, and money for utility bills to needy people on the
West Side of Cleveland. He also logged numerous hours at the Brecksville
Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Mr. Polosky was born February 27, 1916, in Republic, Fayette County,
Pa., the son of John and Nellie Polosky.
He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression,
then worked in Pennsylvania coal mines including Isabella Mine and Tower
Hill Two Mine.
When World War II broke out, he served in the 3rd Army in the European
Theater of Operations. He saw combat in North Africa and Europe and was
wounded twice. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart and four Bronze
Mr. Polosky returned to the coal mines after the war and was a member
of a Rescue Team until he moved to Cleveland in 1955.
He then worked at Republic Steel Corporation until he retired in 1976.
He remained active with the United Steelworkers Local 2265 retirees organization.
He was a member of the Polish Legion of American Veterans and also
the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was an usher and altar server at St. Stephen Catholic Church and
a member of The Holy Name Society.
His wife, the former Lorraine Eddie, formerly of Thompson One, Pa.,
died in 1995. Also deceased are a brother, John Polosky, sisters, Helen
Polosky Pawelko and Anne Polosky Kelly, and his parents.
He is survived by four daughters: Dolores and her husband, Jerry Palikij,
of Buffalo Grove, Illinois, Frances and her husband, Joseph Teschke, of
Huntley, Illinois, Carolyn and her husband, David Szucs, of Parma, Ohio,
and Rita and her husband, Arthur Cooke, of Carson City, Nevada; a son,
Fred Polosky and his wife, Susan, of Cleveland, Ohio; eight grandchildren;
three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Frank Polosky of Florida and Edward
Polosky of Thompson Two, Pa.; and one sister, Victoria Polosky Prokopek
of Lombardi, Illinois.
Visitation was held at the CRACIUN FUNERAL HOME, 14925 East Bagley
Road at Pearl Road, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m.
and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Army Veterans stood Guard at the Funeral Home during visiting hours.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, August 21, at 10 a.m. in St.
Stephen Catholic Church, 1930 West 54th Street, Cleveland, Ohio.
Interment followed in Holy Cross Cemetery where Military Honors were
Luella Stillwagon Saylor
Luella Stillwagon Saylor, 88, a lifelong resident of Connellsville,
Pa., died Monday, August 21, 2000, in Eicher's Family Home, Normalville.
She is survived by seven children: Naomi Saylor Miller of Ravenna,
Ohio, Frank Saylor and wife Mary of Connellsville, Paul Saylor and wife
Audrey of Churchville, New York, James Saylor and wife Juanita of Connellsville,
Ruth Saylor Rich and husband Donald Rich of Connellsville, Mary Saylor
Evans of South Connellsville, and John Saylor and wife Patty of Schulton,
Pa.; 22 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Kenneth Paes
of Grindstone, Pa.
Friends will be received in the Paul G. Fink Funeral Home Inc., 418
North Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, Pa., today from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
Elmer R. Shipley
Elmer R. Shipley, 79, of Mill Run, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at
Four daughters survive him, Mrs. Gilbert (Catherine E.) Ohler, Mrs.
Harry (Theresa D.) Curry and Mrs. Bill (Caroline J.) Shields all of Mill
Run and Mrs. Dave (Linda Garlitz Shipley) Shallenberger of Connellsville;
11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received at Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. First
St., West Side, Connellsville, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. until
1 p.m. Wednesday.
Trudy D. Sparks
Trudy D. Sparks, 43, of Indian Head, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, in
She is survived by her parents, William R. and Helen M. Nedrow Sparks
of Indian Head; three brothers, Tom and Jim Sparks both of Indian Head
and Tim Sparks of Melcroft; four sisters, Mrs. Michael (Deborah) Ernesty
of Indian Head, Monica Crocetti of Indian Head, Mrs. Barry (Stephanie)
Huey of Champion and Trisha Sparks of Steubenville, Ohio and her paternal
grandmother, Helen C. Sparks of Indian Head.
Friends will be received at Clyde Brooks Funeral Home Inc., Route 711,
Melcroft, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. until 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Norman Weiner, 74, a resident of Brooklyn, New York, and formerly of
Uniontown, Pa., died in New York City Sunday, August 20, 2000.
He was production manager for the former Berkowitz Company in Uniontown,
He is survived by his wife, Sarah Cohen Weiner; nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the J. HARRY JOHNSTON FUNERAL HOME, 65
North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., on Wednesday, August 23, from 10
a.m. until 11 a.m. Services will be held at 11 a.m.
Interment will follow in Holy Society Cemetery, Hopwood, Pa.